MATS Initial Basic Tower Climbing & Rescue (inc. EUSR Registration)

ARQIVA Gateway approved training provider – MATS initial training course for persons who are starting out in the Telecoms industry and also those whose certification has expired.

Provides a range of skills for climbing, including the use of all safety equipment and tower rescue.

Includes new Energy & Utility Skills Registration (EUSR) – see below.

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MATS Initial Basic Tower Climbing course provides a range of skills for climbing, including the use of all safety equipment and tower rescue.

Developed by the Mast & Tower Safety Group (MATS) in collaboration with EUSR to support the safety of workers on towers and masts in the telecoms and broadcast industries.

This initial course is an introductory course suitable for first time climbers.

The MATS Initial Basic Tower Climbing & Rescue training course includes:

  • Understanding legislation and safety standards
  • Assessing risks
  • Managing common hazards
  • Using harnesses
  • Using fall arrest lanyards
  • Selecting appropriate anchor points
  • Using fixed fall arrest systems
  • Using work positioning lanyards
  • Using additional fall prevention equipment
  • Developing rescue plans
  • Inspecting rescue equipment
  • Managing suspension syncope
  • Selecting rescue techniques
  • Using knots and “off-weighting” techniques
  • Demonstrating climbing techniques
  • Carrying out a rescue

Conforms to MATS requirements. Arqiva approved telecoms course for the Gateway access scheme. 

Safety footwear required for all practical sessions.

Course costs include EUSR registration and Virtual Card. 

MATS Participants:

EUSR registrations – Participants who are already registered with EUSR must provide their ID numbers at course registration. First time registrants must provide a digital passport photo (.jpg format) and mobile phone number when booking.

To access the EUSR virtual cards you will need to download the EUSR ‘Vircarda’ app on your mobile phone. For more information see Vircarda User Guide

Complies with the climbing elements of MOD JSP375 Advanced Climber.

Revalidation course available. Please see MATS Tower Climbing & Rescue Reval

Participants who require RF Hazards training should complete the RF Hazards Awareness & Monitoring 0.5 day course (TSK4U).

It is the participants/bookers responsibility to ensure that all relevant pre-requisites are met to attend this course and that the evidence is provided on the first day of the course e.g. in-date certificates for revalidation courses.

Failure to meet any of these pre-requisites may result in the participant being asked to leave the course. No refund will be given in this event.

15% off equipment online for training participants. You will receive 15% off heightec equipment when you complete a course with us. Your voucher is automatically sent to you by email for use when you order equipment online.

Course Details

Duration: 3 days
Course Venues: Aberdeen, Kendal, Leeds, Birmingham, London
Entry Requirements:
  • Minimum age 18.
  • Must be fluent in English.
Instructor Ratio: 1:6
Course Code: TTS2U
Assessment: The trainer will assess safety, competence and aptitude during practical work. Multiple choice written test with discussion
Certification: EUSR QUARTZ online
Validity Period: EUSR currently advise 1 year
Medical Requirements: Physical fitness with no contra-indications for working at height. A self-certified statement of reasonable fitness will be requested at course registration.
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